Ruby Teresa Callaghan (1896 - 1959)

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Ruby Teresa Callaghan
1896 - 1959
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1896
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1959
Beec, Australia
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Beec, Australia
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Ruby Teresa Callaghan was born in 1896. She was born to Gorman William Callaghan and Anastasia Mcdonnell Callaghan. She died in 1959 in Beec, Australia at age 63.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ruby Teresa Callaghan passed away in 1959 in Beec, Australia at 63 years of age. She was born in 1896. She was born to Gorman William Callaghan and Anastasia Mcdonnell Callaghan.

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In 1896, in the year that Ruby Teresa Callaghan was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1906, by the time she was merely 10 years old, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1925, Ruby was 29 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1931, by the time she was 35 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1959, in the year of Ruby Teresa Callaghan's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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